Nuwan Kulasekara, one of the best cricketers in Sri Lanka, decided to withdraw immediately from international cricket without satisfying the request of his old teammate Lasith Malinga.
Kulasekara said at last week’s press conference in the Colts CC pavilion, “I already decided to withdraw, but I chose to announce it following the World Cup. However, my friend Lasith Malinga asked me to join me in for the first Bangladesh ODI from Sri Lanka Cricket so that together we would both retire. “I must thank Malinga for remembering me and supporting a fellow-player. I asked SLC to do this, but they didn’t respond, so I chose to announce my retirement instantly. Malinga did it before, too, “said Kulasekara.
Bandaranayake College Gampaha’s right-armed seamer made his one-day International debut against England in 2003 and his test debut on New Zealand at Napier in 2006. in 2003, the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium.
199 wickets of 184 ODI’s and 48 wickets from 21 tests were completed. In 58 T20Is, he also took 66 wickets.
“I won’t make a contentious problem of this goodbye. I’m going to try to play in global T20 ligas, “said Kulasekara.
In 2008, when Kulasekara (37), who ran above world rankings as an ODI bowler, took the lead in international cricket.
“I am proud to make an immense contribution to my cricket nation. In 199 ODI matches I helped my nation to make several wins, “said Kulasekara. I became the 100th Test player. In 2014, when Kulasekara was held in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka played a major part in making it World T20 Champion.
In a Press conference the Sports Minister Harin Fernando has announced that at the end of the 3rd ODI, a ceremony of complementation will be held at the R Premadasa Stadium for Nuwan Kulasekara.
At the end of the Bangladesh Tour, both Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara, the Professional Journalists Association of Sri Lanka are also planning to host a unique congratulatory program.